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Instant Pot Quinoa

This Instant Pot Quinoa is the perfect easy way to cook quinoa. If you need a great easy start to quinoa recipes, then this is the recipe for you!  With just a few minutes of hands on time you have delicious perfectly cooked quinoa.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot quinoa, quinoa instant pot, quinoa recipes
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 cup dried quinoa rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • dash of salt optional


  • Put your rinsed quinoa in the instant pot.
  • Close the Instant Pot and make sure the pressure release valve (the black knob on the top of your instant pot with words near it that say "sealing" and "venting") is set to sealing. Set your Instant Pot to "Rice." Your Instant Pot will do nothing at first, then it will beep loudly and say "On."
  • Your Instant Pot will take about six minutes to come to pressure. Then it will start counting down the 12 minutes.  At the end of the 12 minutes it will beep. Using a natural pressure release, allow the float valve to drop before opening the Instant Pot, about 6 minutes.
  • Open your Instant Pot and enjoy!



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 5g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2.7mg